Hope

We have this Hope as an anchor for the soul

Anchor decoration

both steadfast and sure and which enters the Presence behind the veil.                                   Hebrews 6:19                                                                                                                                                                                          Teal ornament

My heart is glad and I rejoice, I rest in hope. Psalm 16:9

 

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Harbor Christmas & Island Scenes

Coastal Living Christmas

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Maryland island dock

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Harbor boats Coastal Living

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Christmas Season is My Favorite

   THANK YOU, LORD GOD, FOR THE REASON FOR WHICH WE CELEBRATE THIS SEASON            

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:11-14 NKJV

Discovered this YouTube song/video on My Country Epoque’s blogsite. Just had to share it.  Https://mycountryepoque.com is a lovely site. You can visit My Country Epoque’s hometown all decorated for Christmas. Take time to look at her own beautiful artistic creations as well!

Thanksgiving

Sunrise Kitty Hawk Lori Aug 6 2017

Photo copyright Lori Heavner 2017. Used with permission.

I am grateful for all of my many blessings, especially my family.

I challenge you, every day to think of new things that you can express gratitude for.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

I will give thanks to the Lord with all of my heart and tell of his wonderful deeds.     Psalm 9:1

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, praise His name. Make known among the nations what He has done. The Lord is Good. Psalm 105:1

Blessings to you from Blue Heron Cove and The Olde Fishing Village!

 

Look Upward, Look Outward

Lori rough ocean Aug 2017 1

Photo copyright Lori Heavner 2017. Used with permission.

Lord, thank You for all of my blessings. Thank You for reminding me to first look up, to keep my focus on You. Then to look outwards towards others. To thank and Praise You, then to lift others up to You.

I lift up all of those in need and in harm’s way. Lord, give them Your peace, comfort and strength. Help them to feel your presence and Your love. Provide for all of their needs. Keep them safe. Provide them with Your hope.

You will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is focused on You and when my trust is in You. No matter what goes on around me, even when the oceans roar, I can trust You because You are my eternal Rock.

Lori seagull over ocean pretty scene Aug 2017

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Based on scripture Isaiah 26: 3 & 4

 

Aloneness in the Cove

Lori's Currituck Sound sunset Aug 9 2017 with blue heron

Photo copyright Lori Heavner 2017. Used with permission.

The following is an excerpt from the book ‘Finding Hope in the Olde Fishing Village’ by Abigail Sands.

“Celia leaned against the wooden railing trying to absorb the amazing site before her as the sun set over the Sound. Silently, she asked, “God what do you want to say to me today?” A lone blue heron waded into the shallows before her. A little sadness penetrated her soul in seeing the great bird’s aloneness. As she pondered what lay before her, Celia realized she was attributing to the lone wading bird the loneliness that was actually her own. Grandma Abigail’s words to her from earlier in the day replayed in her thoughts, ‘Celia, you need to stop spending so much time alone, that leads to a person becoming self absorbed and that’s detrimental. You know I care about you and you asked for my advice so I’m giving it. I want you to reach out to other ladies in the village, interact, make new friends.’ Celia knew it was true but the idea of trying to make new friends was daunting. ‘Alright, blue heron, thanks for the reminder. I’m going to try, that’s the best I can promise right now. If I see you again, I’ll let you know if I’m making progress.’ As the sun dropped below the horizon, Celia turned her steps towards the inn. Maybe tomorrow she’d be able to keep that promise.”

From the book ‘Finding Hope in the Olde Fishing Village’ by Abigail Sands.